Does your proposed project include human or animal subjects?
Your research work might include surveying a group of students, hosting a focus group, experimenting with small animals.
To ensure good ethical practices in your research, an Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is composed of academic and legal scholars, will provide guidance on the protocols you anticipate employing in your study.
The IRB office is found at: https://www.vcsu.edu/about-vcsu/offices/office-for-academic-affairs/institutional-review-board/
To help you decide if IRB oversight is necessary, please review our Decision Chart, and if necessary, work with your mentor to submit the appropriate paperwork to the IRB in advance of starting your research.